Wawona Drive Through Tree, Yosemite, California, old postcards, photos and other historic images

Wawona Tree, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California.The tunnel was completed in 1881 and the tree fell down in 1969. “This famous tree is in the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, a pleasant drive of 36 miles from the hotels and camps in Yosemite Valley. The “Wawona” tree is 227 feet tall, and 90 feet in circumference. In this grove more than six hundred giant Sequoias have been growing here for centuries….the earth’s largest and oldest trees.”